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Six Great Ways to Redeem Your Delta SkyMiles in the U.S. and Abroad

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Delta’s frequent flyer miles have been derisively nicknamed “SkyPesos” for their low value, but in fact there are still many good opportunities to redeem them for valuable awards. Unless noted, all rates below are for round-trip travel.

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Discover it Miles Credit Card Review

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Who Is the Discover it Miles Card Good For?

Discover cardholders are typically very loyal. That’s no surprise given the company’s reputation for excellent customer service. It consistently ranks at the top of JD Powers annual credit card customer satisfaction rankings.

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6 Great Ways to Redeem United Airlines Miles for International Award Travel

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After all the hard work you’ve invested in earning miles with the United MileagePlus program, you’ll want to know that you can redeem them for a truly valuable trip. The most common award redemption is a domestic flight for 25,000 miles round trip in economy class. Of course, many people could pay for that out of pocket.

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Visa, MasterCard and Amex Travel Benefits

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You probably haven’t thought much about the differences between Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Most of us are more concerned with how many points or miles you can earn, and what rewards you can get.

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Oneworld and Other Best Business Class Redemptions to the Middle East and India

American Airlines business class level between the U.S. and the Middle East/India has only increased by 2,500 miles, but the first class rate, which wasn’t cheap to begin with, is now a whopping 25,000 miles more. It’s hard to recommend spending 230,000 miles just to get pampered, especially since all airlines flying to India and the Middle East offer lie-flat seats in a business class cabin. 

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Oneworld Best Business Class Redemptions to Asia

A direct flight from North America to Asia can take you 12 to 15 hours. Spending that amount of time in a great business or first class seat will not just make you feel pampered — it will help you adjust to the time difference easier. Enjoying a good night sleep in a comfortable 180-degree bed helps your body clock adjust despite crossing a dozen time zones.

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Oneworld Best Business Class Redemptions to Latin America

Unlike Europe, you don’t have a lot of options for Latin America with AAdvantage miles. Aside from American Airlines, there are only two carriers that can get you there, the Chile-based giant LAN and Brazil-based behemoth TAM. The two carriers merged a few years ago to form an even bigger airline called LATAM, but they are running things separately for now, until at least 2017.

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Oneworld Best Business Class Redemptions to Europe

Europe is small and very nicely interconnected. Don’t get bummed if you can’t get a business class award seat to your final destination there. The most important part is to cross the ocean and arrive relaxed and happy in that premium seat. Connecting from one point in Europe to another is a breeze compared to getting your perfect ticket across the pond.

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United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card vs. the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard

If both United and American fly out of your local airport and you’re looking for a good business rewards credit card, the United MileagePlus Explorer Business and CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard should be on your shortlist.

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EveryDay, Green, Gold vs Platinum: Which Amex Card Is Right for You?

American Express offers six travel rewards cards for consumers in its Membership Rewards lineup: EveryDay, EveryDay Preferred, Green, Gold, Premier Rewards Gold and Platinum.

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American Airlines Devaluation: Book AA Seats at Former Levels via Etihad Airways

Etihad is an American Airlines partner that still features old AAdvantage award levels. At some point in the future, they will update their chart, but for now you can book American Airlines awards the old way.
Unfortunately, there is no way to book partners on the Etihad website. You have to search for an award on AA.com and then call Etihad to book it.

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American Airlines Devaluation: Book AA Seats at Former Levels via Alaska Airlines

If you feel nostalgic about the old American Airlines’ award chart, you’re not alone. AAdvantage used to be the most valuable frequent flyer program bar none, but since March 22nd it’s more on par with other legacy programs like United and Delta that have undergone severe business and first class award devaluations.

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How to Earn 200,000 AA AAdvantage Miles So You Can Fly in Premium Class

Despite the recent devaluation, AAdvantage still remains one of the most valuable frequent flyer programs in North America. There are many reasons for that, one of which is the sheer number of American partner airlines you can fly on using AAdvantage miles. Between the oneworld alliance and additional airline partnerships, American has 22 strategic partners that can take you to every corner of the world.

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Should You Get a No-Fee Travel Rewards Card?

Who says you can’t get something for nothing? There are number of travel credit cards with no annual fee, but yet give you miles or points on your purchases. Whether you’re considering adding another card to your collection or getting your first travel rewards card, it’s hard to justify not getting one.

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Aeroméxico Club Premier Elite Status: How to Reach and What’s in It for You

Aeroméxico is a founding member of the SkyTeam Alliance and a transfer partner of Starwood Preferred Guest and American Express Membership Rewards programs. The flag carrier of Mexico is not a very popular airline for North American frequent flyer aficionados because it usually adds fuel surcharges to its partners’ rewards flights, and because finding Aeroméxico availability, especially for premium flights on partners, can be a daunting task.

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Best American Airlines First and Business Class Redemptions

As we discussed earlier, not all business or first class seats are worth spending miles and efforts. In the last few years, airlines have done a great job designing new aircraft and retrofitting the old ones with swankier-than-ever premium class seats. Of course, the mile price of these seats is also higher than ever, but it’s still be a great deal, especially if you are embarking on a major trip and eager to arrive rested and ready to enjoy your destination right away.

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Chase Ink Plus Business vs Amex Business Gold: Which Card Is Right for You?

If you’re a small business owner or an independent contractor you can earn points towards free airline tickets with a business credit card.

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Alaska Airlines Visa Signature vs Platinum Delta Amex: Which Card Is Right for You?

Alaska Airlines made headlines recently due to its successful bid to purchase Virgin America. Though it’s not yet clear how that merger will play out for loyal Virgin America customers, it is clear that Alaska will be able to expand its West Coast routes and transcontinental flights.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing a Rewards Credit Card

There are a lot of travel rewards cards to choose from. Some are co-branded with airlines, and others are part of rewards programs, like American Express Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou. No single card is right for everyone, and deciding which one to get depends on how you plan to use the card and what you want to do with your points or miles.

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The Seven Longest Flights By Distance And How To Fly Them Using Award Miles

Longest flights have been a thing since the Wright Brothers flew 852′ in 1903. A few years ago, Singapore Airlines flew the longest flight in the world which was Newark, New Jersey, to Singapore for a distance of 9,539 miles, the longest scheduled route in the world ever flown commercially with passengers. They plan to reinstate this route using the new Airbus A350s at some future date yet to be announced.

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